When the Golden State Warriors take on the Milwaukee Bucks tonight, they’ll have a few familiar faces back on the sidelines. Point guard Quinn Cook and center Damian Jones have been recalled from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the G-League.
Warriors announce that Quinn Cook and Damian Jones have re-joined Golden State.— Connor Letourneau (@Con_Chron) January 12, 2018
While Stephen Curry wanted to play tonight, the team decided he should sit out one more game.
Steve Kerr said Steph Curry "lobbied" to play today, but team said he's not quite ready, questionable for tomorrow.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) January 12, 2018
That made Cook an easy choice, and the team brought Jones along with him. With Curry out, Cook will be active against the Bucks, though Jones will not be.
Steve Kerr said Quinn Cook will be active today. Damian Jones is inactive but came over since G-League showcase was nearby in Toronto— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) January 12, 2018
While neither player has had much of an opportunity with Golden State, they’re both tearing up the G-League. Cook in particular has been unstoppable, averaging 23.7 points, 7.4 assists, and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.2% from three-point range.
Jones, for his part, is averaging 15.9 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.2 blocks per game, while shooting 69.0% from the field. He has looked excellent.
It’s always fun to watch the young players get on the floor, so hopefully we see a fair share of Cook tonight.